Station 46

News Headlines

Mon. Jul 7th 2014
FIRE BREAKS OUT IN SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. -breaks-out-in-ship-botto m-nj/165140/Monday, July 07, 2014SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (WPVI) --Long Beach To...

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Wed. Jun 25th 2014
Party Hearty at Ship Bottom Fire Company ‘Summer Sizzle’

The area around the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Co. will be one huge party when it holds Summer Sizzle Saturday, July 5, ...

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Fri. Apr 25th 2014
Large Brush Fire Breaks out in Beachwood

BEACHWOOD — A "very large" brush fire has ignited in the western part of Beachwood, prompting evacuation...

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2014 Calls

(Calls include Mutual Aid Requests)

Coverage Assignment5
Appliance Fire1
Grill Fire5
Trash Can/Dumpster Fire2
Pole Fire6
Water Rescue16
Chimney Fire0
Unattended Cooking3
Vehicle Fire3
Elevator Rescue2
Down Wires/Arcing Wires6
Gas Leak22
Fire Alarm Activation87
CO Alarm Activation18
Electrical Fire3
Electrical Hazard0
Structure Fire7
Brush Fire4
Odor Investigation15
Landing Zone10
Motor Vehicle Accident5
OTHER - Smoke/Fire Investigation2
Water Leak/Hazard5
Assist the Police/ First Aid6
Bomb Threat0
Lightning Strike1



The Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company #1 is hosting the First Annual 'Pumpers and Pistons Automobile and Fire Apparatus' Show on September 27, 2014 (Rain date: September 28, 2014). The show is from 10am - 3pm at the Ship Bottom Boat Ramp on 10th Street in Ship Bottom (Long Beach Island). Along with the automobile and fire apparatus show there will be a DJ playing music and the band FaceDown will be performing from 12 - 2pm. Our own firemen will be cooking BBQ food for the event. There will be a face-painter at the show for the kids. Also, there will be a 50/50 and a silent auction. Trophies will be awarded to the automobiles and fire apparatus. ALL proceeds benefit us, the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company #1, and will go towards continuing recovering from Hurricane Sandy of our fire apparatus and equipment and towards our general operating expenses. Email us at with any questions about the show or registration information. It is a beautiful time of the year and we are really hoping to get a great turnout. We are hoping to get automobiles and fire apparatus from all over the state to come. 

The company "Cars for Films" will be displaying a 1927 Lincoln that was used in the hit TV show "Boardwalk Empire."

Trophies have arrived!


ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 18, 2014

We were challenged by The High Point Volunteer Fire Company. We challenged The Ship Bottom Police Department, The Borough of Ship Bottom Mayor and Council, The Forked River Volunteer Fire Department, The Norma-Alliance Volunteer Fire Department, and The Goshen Volunteer Fire Department. 



Chef Robert Irvine Visit

August 3, 2014

We had a great friend and honorary member stop by our station after a fire alarm activation call; Chef Robert Irvine. Great to see him again! He was excited to see that our lounge that he remodeled on the show Restaurant: Impossible was just how he left it.


Law Office Structure Fire

July 7, 2014


We responded to a multi-alarm 

commercial wood frame structure fire 

on 22nd St. and Long Beach Boulevard 

in Ship Bottom on July 7, 2014. 

Engine 4611, Engine 4631, Ladder truck 4605, 

Command vehicle 4607, and Utility truck 4627 all

responded from our station. The fire destroyed

the Shackleton and Hazeltine Law Office. The fire

was investigated by the 

Ocean County Fire Marshall's Office.  

(All photos contributed by Jeremy Traut)





The Tuckerton Lumber Company has graciously set up a Donation Station at their store in Surf City.They are raising money for all of the local fire/ems companies (Including us!!)! They will be accepting donations during the months of June-September, and will be providing matching funds up to $4000.00!! If you stop by "drop some loot in the boot" and help out all of the local volunteer fire/ems companies on the island!
Questions? Call for details at 609.494.2111 and ask for Liz.



New T-shirt Design

June 6, 2014

Station 46 is rising up! We are very excited about this new design signifying how we have risen up as a fire company since Sandy. This charcoal color t-shirt is now available for a donation on our online store (left side menu). The sizes that are currently available range from Small - 3XL. The donation is $25.00 per shirt (Shipping INCLUDED). All proceeds go towards firefighting equipment and operating costs. Thank you for your support, we could not function without it!



Retired Engine #4621 Donation

May 13, 2014

NBC 10 Philadelphia News came 

to our station to make a news story

about us 'Paying it Forward' to 

Garland Alabama Fire Department.


THANK YOU to Jetty for stopping by this afternoon! Jeremy DeFilippis, co-owner of Jetty, presented a donation check to The Garland Alabama Firefighters to assist them with paying for their fuel expenses to drive the truck back to Alabama tomorrow. Their dedication to providing aid to those in need really and truly speaks to the kind of clothing company and people they are!

 THANK YOU to FF1 Professional Safety Services for donating an entire box of brand new structural firefighting gloves to the Garland Alabama Fire Department! Thank you Rick Pumphrey, a product specialist for the company, for being here in person to present them the gloves!! Another class act company!


ENGINE #4611

May 10, 2014

Our new Rosenbauer Engine

has officially arrived at our station!


Body: EXT Tank Cap: 750 

Pump Model: Q-MAX 

Pump Mfr: Hale 

Pump Cap: 1,750 

Foam Cell: N/A 

Engine: Cummins 

Engine Model: ISL HP: 330 

Transmission: Allison EVS 3000 

Warning Lights: Whelen LED 

Generator: Rosenbauer Green Star 

Chassis: RBM Commander

 Pump Mount: Side 

Axles: Single


Many are wondering what we are planning to do with the "retired" engine #4621, which engine #4611 just replaced in our fleet...Since Hurricane Sandy struck and damaged our station, equipment, and trucks we have been fortunate enough to have received so many donations. Not only did we receive monetary donations, but we were lucky enough to be the recipients of a donation of an engine (#4631) from the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund. It is now time for us to pay it forward to someone in need. We will be donating our Engine #4621 to a fire company who is in dire need of a fire engine in Garland, Alabama. This fire company currently does not have an operable fire truck or medical response car, their turnout gear and various hand tools were ruined from poor storage conditions, and their previous leadership caused the company to lose funds and members. This fire company has limited to no extra funds to replace any equipment and trucks. Recently, the leadership in the fire company has changed and the community is rallying to save the fire company. We could not be more proud and excited to be able to pay it forward to this company by giving them Engine #4621 through the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund. Member's from the Garland, Alabama Fire Department will be at our station this Tuesday to accept our donation and to drive it down to Alabama. Jetty, a local surfing company, has agreed to donate some funds to go towards their fuel costs to drive the truck down to Alabama. Rick McDonough, owner of Typestries Sign & Digital and a firefighter at our Station, put new graphics seen in the photos on the truck. Surf City Volunteer Fire Company has donated some equipment to go on the truck and we will be supplying some tools and equipment as well. Our Deputy Chief/Chief Engineer Rick Traut has put so much time into making sure the truck is in good working condition for them by replacing things such as batteries and by organizing this with the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund. Thank you to our members who have assisted Deputy Chief Traut as well. We will be sure to post pictures when the firefighters from Alabama come to our station.



Hall Rental

Planning a party or event in the near future?? 

Our hall is newly renovated with 

new tables and a new kitchen! 

Check out our "Hall Rental" page on the side menu!

Contact: for

 availability and more information! 

Or to set up a time to check it out!






Recent Calls

Sat. Sep 13th 2014
Fire Alarm Activation (133 E. 24th St, Ship Bottom)

Engine #4631 and Engine #4901 (Surf City) responded and after investigation it was determined that the alarm system was ...

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Thu. Sep 11th 2014
Fire Alarm Activation (2708 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom)

Truck #4627 responded with Surf City Fire Company and crews found a defective alarm unit. The building was checked for any fu...

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Fri. Sep 5th 2014
Fire Alarm Activation (129 E. 7th St, Ship Bottom)

Ladder truck #4605 responded with Surf City Fire Co and crews found water leaking. Crews made entry into a 2nd floor window a...

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Upcoming Events

7:30pm - 9:00pm
Every 2nd Wednesday
Business Meeting

2014 Call Volume
  Fire Calls
Jan 25
Feb 12
Mar 13
Apr 22
May 29
Jun 37
Jul 50
Aug 34
Sep 12
Total 234

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Contact Information

The Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company #1
2006 Central Avenue
Ship Bottom, NJ  08008



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